A WhatsApp group named “We Are for Heaven Foundation” have donated items worth hundreds of cedis to a couple from Yamatwa a farming community in the Bia West District of the Western North Region to cater for their three physically challenged children.
The items included, bags of Rice, soap, toiletries and 50 bags of cement to help construct a decent accommodation for the family.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Pastor Prince Kwabena Gyamfi, who on behalf of the group said, they were touched by a video on the plight of the family that had gone viral and decided to support them.
He said aside the items, the group also moulded more than 800 blocks with the aim of building decent accommodation for the family since the family had one room in a deplorable state.
He called on Ghanaians both far and near to help support the family since according to him, God loves a cheerful giver.
Mr Jacob Yeboah, the father, who received the items on behalf of the family said he had 10 children out of which three were physically challenged and thanked the group for the donation which he said would bring some relief to them.
He appealed to the government and other corporate institutions to support them to come out of their difficulties.
Mr Yeboah also acknowledged the continuous support of Mr Augustine Tawiah, Member of Parliament for Bia West, to the family, explaining that seven out of his 10 children got paralysed, resulting in the death of four of them.
Asked if they were born with such conditions, he indicated that none of them were born with the condition and could not explain why they got paralysed as they grew.
He told GNA that paralysis usually began when the children were from the ages of 14 and 15 years.
“Four out of the seven paralysed children are dead and the remaining three all males are aged 27, 22 and 15years,” he indicated.
Mr Yeboah explained that he and his wife had done series of medical examinations at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, which however showed there was nothing wrong with them, but could not tell why the children went through the predicament.